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Fly Citycopter - Another possible way

News International-French

28 May 2014

Electricity powered and sun rechargeable, Fly is "eco-friendly", most efficient, economic and cheaper than a common helicopter. It is also easier to control, more silent and less vibrant.

Most cities are builded over a very limited space. Since the modern car was invented, is easy to see that the urban traffic gets more complicated and overflowing as faster as cities and the urban population grows, and that the pollution caused by CO2 emission is letting the urban atmosphere each time worse. This is actually a well known and recurrent issue that worries many people around the world and lacks for urgent and efficient solutions.

In Paris, this year, government provided public transportation for free and asked people to hang out their cars for 3 days in an attempt of battle against the intense pollution of the air. Also in this year, in Beijing (China), giant LCD panels were used to show a virtual sunset to pedestrians while the city was covered by a very dense and polluted atmosphere hiding the natural horizon. Also, still in this year, in the first week of april, some cities of UK were submersed in one of the heaviest pollution fog ever.

After several years of science stringent advices about the evidences of the global warming and it's causes associated to the CO2 emission, the early strong wave of "green energy", more than never, represents a human effort in this new challenge: rethink the gereration and consumption of energy.


Otherwise, along the time, as this new scenery appears, technology has also turned more and more advanced, revolutionizing the industry and bringing new possibilities and many benefits in all areas of human life. The early investments in clean energy clear created a promising field of new opportunities to the next era.

Combined with increased offer of new stronger and lighter materials, the emergence of most efficient electric engines and batteries are slowly turning the transportation industry upside down. The recent collapse of Detroit, in US, is probably much related with that. Even the actual North American and the global crisis also has probably its tale in these facts.

With the Internet and the fast growth of globalization, people are understanding much better where their resources comes from, and how they can learn from the others to cultivate new habits to provide a better quality of life and help them to collaborate with a new reality for all.

Thinking about this new emerging reality, Fly Citycopter was conceived as an urban aerial vehicle. Electricity powered and sun rechargeable, Fly is "eco-friendly", most efficient, economic and cheaper than a common helicopter. It is also easier to control, more silent and less vibrant.


To fly is an ancient dream that perhaps habits the human imaginary since ever, but for many people, it is also the origin of one of their biggest fears, and helicopter is really still viewed as an exotic kind of transportation for few people, but, since its invention, a very long time has past, and now, just in the beginning of the XXI century, mostly people understand that it's really a very practical and safe kind of transportation, so its popularity is maybe yet restricted only because of its still elevated costs and the wrong idea of extremely high difficult to pilot.

While urban trains already are a very efficient and clean kind of collective transportation, comparing to aerial vehicles, they are also still much limited when we think about their fixed courses, and it requires large investments to increase their reaches. Although blimps are also a very clean and efficient flight option for long distances, they are not so small, fast and precise as Fly can be. And electric cars are a real good solution for the energy and CO2 emission issue, but they still can't escape from the crowded streets.

Because of its characteristics, Fly, in a near future, would still helps to solve the problem of out of space in streets of most cities, where the number of cars is now extremely high and causing too much pollution. Automobile traffic is still increasing fast, and each time there are much more people using the same ways at the same time. More than 50% of the cars are running with only 1 person, it seems really too much energy and CO2 emission in vain. Beyond that, in urban centers of the major cities, not rare, is easy to spend about 1h to move less than 5 miles because of the slow traffic. It's an absurd if compared with flying, which the same dislocation would be made using only 1/20 (or less) of this time, energy and gas emission.

Depending on the government and industry investments, in not much time, aerial vehicles can be not only much more practical and useful for many people around the world, but much more efficient, accessible and optimized for this time of global warming war. For example, in some metropolis, Fly would be a great option as aerial taxi and for small deliveries.